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Owen Wilson Was Reportedly Set to Wed Kate Hudson Who Was Seeing Other Men

Junie Sihlangu
Mar 24, 2022
02:00 P.M.
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Owen Wilson once allegedly tried to end his life because the woman he loved, Kate Hudson, was seeing another man. However, he's disputed the claims and avoided discussing that relationship with the media.


On May 11, 2007, Kate Hudson and her super famous parents, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, were spotted having a double date. Hudson's boyfriend of nine months, Owen Wilson, appeared happy as the foursome bonded.

A witness said the group was laughing and conversing easily while enjoying a couple of bottles of wine at Madeo, a West Hollywood restaurant. The source shared how the group seemed into each other and quite comfortable, like they were a family. 

Owen Wilson on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Jun 10, 2017, and him with Kate Hudson at the "You, Me, and Dupree" world premiere on July 10, 2006. | Source: YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live & L. Cohen/WireImage/Getty Images


The outing was one of the rare times that Hudson and Wilson went out in public as a couple after keeping their relationship under wraps. The pair became close while working on the set of "You, Me and Dupree" in 2006.

The first time they were officially linked to each other was in August 2006. Wilson and Hudson began their relationship after the actress separated from her former husband, rock star Chris Robinson.

It seems the reason the two stars avoided going public with their relationship was that they were waiting for Hudson to file for divorce from her husband. With Robinson, she had one child, a son Ryder.



Owen Wilson at the "Wedding Crashers" press conference in Los Angeles, California, June 12, 2005. | Source: Vera Anderson/WireImage/Getty Images

On August 26, 2007, tragedy struck when Wilson almost died by suicide after overdosing with pills and self-harmed. According to a The Post source, the actor's actions were due to a fallout with a close friend.


Wilson was luckily discovered at his home by a family member and was sent to Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was said to be in stable condition. In a statement at the time, the actor said:

“I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time."

Kate Hudson at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 29, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Dan MacMedan/WireImage/Getty Images


Rumors also circulated that Wilson's relationship with Hudson fell apart just before Memorial Day. The actress showed public displays of affection with her new partner, Dax Shepard, which might've pushed Wilson over the edge.

However, sources claimed that didn't have anything to do with Wilson's actions, and it wasn't even clear if he and Hudson were still together when she was seen with Shepard. The "Wedding Crashers" star had a history of struggling with depression.

Dax Shepard on the GM Style red carpet on January 6, 2007. | Source: George Pimentel/WireImage/Getty Images


In December 2007, Hudson addressed Wilson's suicide attempt noting what a lovely person he was and how much she loved him. She said she wished him all the best in life, including good health and all his life desires but didn't say much more. 

Around eleven weeks after the incident, on October 31, 2007, Wilson was seen at a Union Square apartment of Chris Barish, New York nightclub owner, for his annual Halloween party. People in attendance initially thought it was someone dressed up as the actor.

Owen Wilson at the opening of the New Exhibitions by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Egon Schiele on October 1, 2018, in Paris, France. | Source: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


Wilson came without a costume, stood out, and accompanied a male friend. A witness recalled how the star never looked better or happier, and the star was glowing after his suicide attempt.  

His friends also dismissed his apparent breakup with Hudson, allegedly in May 2007, as a factor in the incident. A friend explained that it was complicated because it wasn't one thing that brought Wilson down, and in the past, he'd struggled with drugs addiction.


Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson at the Los Angeles Confidential Magazine and THINKFilm host afterparty for "The Wendell Baker Story" in Beverly Hills, California, on May 10, 2007. | Source: Jeff Vespa/WireImage/Getty Images


In February 2008, Hudson and Wilson appeared to be giving their relationship another go as they were seen all cozy together at the Oscars. At the event's afterparty, the couple flirted while a witness claimed:

“There was lots of arm touching, giggling. They were having lots of fun.”

Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson visit MTV's "TRL" on July 12, 2006. | Source: Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic/Getty Images


Another person who attended the event noted how the pair were "all over each other." Months after Wilson's suicide attempt, Hudson was photographed wearing a massive diamond ring on her wedding finger.

Wilson had allegedly proposed to her in Miami, and the pair were set to marry the following year. The actress, then-28, was said to be "ecstatic" about the idea of marrying the actor.

Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson at the "You, Me and Dupree" world premiere in Hollywood, California, on  July 10, 2006. | Source: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic/Getty Images


However, it ended again less than two months after the couple rekindled their relationship. On May 9, 2008, Hudson was spotted with her "Bride Wars" co-star Steve Howey, visiting Boston's Liberty Hotel bar, Alibi.

While a few days later, on May 11, 2008, Wilson was seen visiting N.Y.C.'s Upstairs with two women. A friend of Wilson's had this to say about the couple's second breakup:

“It was a pretty bad breakup."

Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson on MTV's Total Request Live on July 12, 2006, in New York City. | Source: Evan Agostini/Getty Images


According to a People source, the on-again-off-again couple reconciled in 2009. Hudson and Wilson even spent some time together with the actress's son at the "Night at The Museum" actor's Malibu home. 

The show host and actress [Drew Barrymore] explained how they were in an open relationship leading to [Kate] Hudson making her own confession.

However, they broke up again, and Hudson was linked to Alex Rodriguez. One time, the duo was seen flirting heavily at a hotel with the actress' arm wrapped around the athlete's waist.



Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson in New York on April 19, 2007. | Source: Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic/Getty Images

In 2010, the "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days" actress and Wilson still hadn't confirmed that they had dated, even though they were spotted together on different occasions. However, she criticized the media for trying to meddle in her private life, which she tried to keep out of the spotlight, stating:


"There are things that should be left alone and not discussed in public, and that was one of them."

Kate Hudson at "The Daily Front Row's" 5th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards on March 17, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images


In January 2022, decades after the relationship between Hudson and Wilson, she indirectly confirmed, perhaps accidentally, that they had dated. While appearing on "The Drew Barrymore Show," she said she'd "been there with a Wilson."

She was referring to having a relationship with one of the Wilson brothers, which includes Luke and Andrew. The "Bride Wars" actress didn't; however, Hudson didn't elaborate further about that. 

The conversation came about when Drew Barrymore mentioned she once dated a Wilson, Luke. The show host and actress explained how they were in an open relationship leading to Hudson making her confession. 

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